Rural OB & Maternal Services
The Rural Ob Access & Maternal Service (ROAMS) helps provide easier access to Telehealth and OB care for mothers living in rural northern New Mexico communities to help reduce commute time for pregnant women and new mothers. ROAMS also supports access to Family Navigators and Lactation Consultants as well as other pre and post-natal support services.
Family navigators provide free support for pregnant women and new families by connecting you with health care providers, free services, and other support people. The service is completely free and you can think of your family navigator as a a health care advocate for you and your family. They will help you navigate the complex and sometimes confusing healthcare system and better understand what options you and your family have.
While it seems like breast feeding is a natural and easy relationship between a mother and a baby, it can be complicated and daunting. Lactation Consultants help pregnant women and new mothers better understand how to comfortably breast feed as well as overcome challenges that might arise. Breastfeeding should not be painful, lactation consultants can help and ROAMS helps provide their services for free or by insurance coverage.
More About ROAMS
ROAMS is a collaboration between Holy Cross Medical Center (HCMC) in Taos, Miner’s Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) in Raton, Union County General Hospital (UCGH) in Clayton to improve maternal health outcomes in Northeastern, New Mexico.
ROAMS is improving maternal access to care in the northeast region of New Mexico by setting up prenatal clinics at UCGH in Clayton, creating Telehealth communication between the 4 hospitals and clinics, as well as Telehealth communication with expectant mothers from their own homes.